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“Refreshing, provocative, stimulating and exciting . . . It fairly crackles with bright honesty and common sense.”—The New York Times
“One of the most remarkable books ever written about the city . . . a primary work. The research apparatus is not pretentious—it is the eye and the heart—but it has given us a magnificent study of what gives life and spirit to the city.”—William H. Whyte, author of City: Rediscovering the Center
Every person living in a city should read this book. Most of us who have studied Jane Jacobs are either architects, urbanists or simply interested in how cities work. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Xavier Atlas
It's all been said before. If you're a student of the built environment, this is required reading. Beautifully written, providing insights which changed the direction of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Valerie Taylor
Great read. I enjoyed that it was an original run of the book.Published 1 month ago by Laurel Davis
Great book with a lot of soul. Second copy. First one stolen. Who steals a Jane Jacobs book?Published 3 months ago by Matthias
Just about everyone in most every profession should read this. Only wish I would've bought a hardbackPublished 4 months ago by Dalton Humann
Everyone has opinions about their city and the different neighborhoods. Some areas are vibrant and energy giving, while others are so dreary they knock the wind out of you. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rebecca